This might make Count Dracula bat his eyelids in anxiety. Meghalaya governor Ranjit Shekhar Mooshahary, not known to have bats in his belfry, has batted for bat meat. His claim: the nocturnal flying mammal, often demonised as evil bloodthirsty vampires, is tasty and healthy.
Remitting office on Wednesday — on his 65th birthday — Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Vinod Rai has batted for widening of the CAG’s jurisdiction by including local self-government bodies, public private partnership (PPP) projects and even government-aided NGOs within the ambit of its audit.
Five persons died of heatstroke on Tuesday as sizzling hot conditions persisted in several places of north and central India, with maximum temperatures of more than 48°C.
Top cop issues circular stating only SP-level officers and above can obtain call detail records; in last six months, state police obtained CDRs of 93,000 mobile phone numbers. Mahesh Langa reports.
For a quiet, low-profile bureaucrat with a reputation for brutal efficiency, Shashi Kant Sharma sure will not have an easy job when he takes over as comptroller and auditor general (CAG) on Wednesday.
Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi made his maiden appearance at the BJP parliamentary board, and, without wasting any time, took a full plunge into the nitty-gritty of chalking out the party’s plans for the Lok Sabha polls.
Offering a handshake across the Himalayas, Chinese premier Li Keqiang on Tuesday reminded his Indian audience that “a distant relative may not be useful as a neighbour.”
A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team, which is probing the disappearance of Mahant Shankardev, has questioned yoga guru Ramdev’s aide Balkrishna to seek clarifications about facts related to the incident.
US ambassador to India Nancy J Powell on Tuesday told Kolkata’s industrialists West Bengal was not the first location that came to mind when talking about business and investment.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai is learnt to have sought deeper defence ties with India when he met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday.
Controversial former RJD MP Pappu Yadav, 51, who was exonerated recently by the Patna High Court in CPI(M) leader Ajit Sarkar’s murder case, was released from Beur Central Jail on Tuesday.
The Supreme Court has recommended to the Centre to bring an amendment in the Air Force Act to set off pre-trial detention of a soldier against any jail term awarded to him by court-martial.
Teacher performance will be rated for promotions, but will not be decisive, the UGC has decided; the move will please teacher unions – but is a step back from promise of quality. Charu Sudan Kasturi reports.
A seven-year-old girl was allegedly kidnapped, raped and murdered by her cousin at a town in the neighbouring Mandsaur district.The 18-year-old culprit was subsequently arrested by the police at Malhargarh town.